Saturday, June 16, 2007

The First Blogger

According to Technorati (see image above) I last updated the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog sometime during 1970. I think this makes me the first blogger :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Economist Evaluates Recycling

The truth about recycling:

Based on this study, WRAP calculated that Britain's recycling efforts reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions by 10m-15m tonnes per year. That is equivalent to a 10% reduction in Britain's annual carbon-dioxide emissions from transport, or roughly equivalent to taking 3.5m cars off the roads. Similarly, America's Environmental Protection Agency estimates that recycling reduced the country's carbon emissions by 49m tonnes in 2005.

Recycling has many other benefits, too. It conserves natural resources. It also reduces the amount of waste that is buried or burnt, hardly ideal ways to get rid of the stuff. (Landfills take up valuable space and emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas; and although incinerators are not as polluting as they once were, they still produce noxious emissions, so people dislike having them around.) But perhaps the most valuable benefit of recycling is the saving in energy and the reduction in greenhouse gases and pollution that result when scrap materials are substituted for virgin feedstock.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Company Culture

via: Crunch Notes "Whatever company this is, they should use this as one of their primary recruiting tools." It certainly does show part of the culture of the company. The company? Connected Ventures, which is now part of InterActive Corp. Specifically, these are the teams from Vimeo, CollegeHumor, and Busted Tees.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Dofollow Trackbacks Plugin

Dofollow Trackbacks Plugin - new wordpress plugin that will remove nofollow attribute from trackback comments (rather than just removing the nofollow attribute from all comments). Thus those that link to your blog and are approved for display by you will have an actual link to their blog not a nofollow link. For more info see the link and Dofollow on bumpZee.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Flag Pie Charts

Flags by Colours - pie charts of country flag colors.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Seperation of Church and State

An easy way to determine whether separation of Church and State exists in a particular instance is to substitute religions that are not approved by whoever proposes some item that might blur the line for whatever religion they want to promote. This post provides a great example:

Backpack Blowback: Religious Right Activists Want Preferential Treatment From Public School Forum They Created